Reebok Bristol Half Marathon 2008

I'm in.

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28/08/2008 at 14:34
How do they organise the starts?  I'm aiming for 1:40 so I don't want to be hanging around for too long...
28/08/2008 at 16:14

I'm in it, this will be my third in succession, and I always find it a brilliant race

Windscale they put you in coloured sections depending on your projected time. I wrote 1h39, because that is defintely what I'm after, and hopefully that moves me over a time boundary too. Last year I'm pretty sure they messed it up because I was waaayy in the back and that tends to make the first half of the race very shuffly

28/08/2008 at 20:22

There is a different colour on everyones number. Yellow numbers go in the yellow pen. Or the way it worked last year, blue, green, purple and yellow numbers go in the yellow pen.

You then have the delight of following someone down Hotwells road on their mobile saying 'I'm on Hotwells road, yes I'm running now'.

You don't say.

29/08/2008 at 09:48

Hmmm.  I think I put too slow a time on my original entry by a long way for what I'm capable of running now .  I did e-mail them and ask to update my estimate but I never heard anything back...

29/08/2008 at 13:16
There are 2 waves to the start this year. I think 1:45 is the break between them, so 1:39 will get you into the first and each wave will be sub-divided. What happens if you put 1:45 down I'm not sure
29/08/2008 at 15:08

Thanks for the info musketeer, sounds like they are rethinking the organisation of the start this year, which has to be good news.

In any case, my advice to anyone is get out into your section fairly promptly before it gets filled up

29/08/2008 at 15:29
What sort of time do you need to get there to be at the front of your "pen?"
02/09/2008 at 19:41
Hello all, I have a number spare for the Bristol Half, if anyone is interested, send me an e-mail through the site
02/09/2008 at 22:59
Looking forward to this, will be my first ever event.
When do you get to put down your projected time?
04/09/2008 at 18:33

LINE UP! SINGLE talking in the ranks...right you motley crew numbers and t shirts have been issued.

Number colour and first



wave one

05/09/2008 at 10:05
Haven't had my number yet
05/09/2008 at 19:50

Woo stuff arrived 



 wave 1

Edited: 05/09/2008 at 19:51
05/09/2008 at 23:47
look for a pie eating waddler sporting the number 12349 :X
06/09/2008 at 10:51
I have a number I can no longer use, due to some recent surgery (last tuesday!!!)  If anyone wants it, then e-mail me through the site.  I am not looking for a profit, just to  nearly cover my costs, so I would be after £25 for it.  Hope all goes well for those of you that are running.
06/09/2008 at 11:19

I have my number now and the way it seems i am blue wave 1. however i think this is way too far forward for me. My prediction when i entered in feb was 1.35 but its looking more like 1.45-1.50 due to having alot of time off.

 The problem is now do i start in the blue pen of wave 1 and probably go off too fast or hold others up or do i drop into the purple pen of wave 2 which i think may hold me up a bit. I asume white is the front of wave 1 and green is the front of wave 2 which i think the front of wave 2 is where i need to be.

Any advice what to do?

06/09/2008 at 12:14
PFS I think you shouldn't worry about it. I'm blue wave 1 too and will probably run only just under 1.40...there will be many who haven't quite trained the way they hoped and I doubt you'll hold people up
09/09/2008 at 20:42

GoneForAPurter I'm one of those who are going to run much slower than predicted, when I entered I was on course for sub 1:40.00 but in June I damaged my medial meniscus doing the Southend Half in 1:39.50 I've had load of hospital/doctor visits/appointments and i'm still awaiting an MRI scan but like most nutty runners I'm feedup with the 4 month layoff so I recently did two races (with no Training) just to see how the knee would  hold up, I ran a 10K two weeks ago and did a Half Marathon on sunday and luckily the knee seems ok so I hope to hobble round in just under two hours.

Edited: 09/09/2008 at 20:47
13/09/2008 at 20:59

I am in wave 1 and hoping to get around before they re open the Portway and I compete with lorries.

But seriously folks!

If I do 1:45 I will be very happy. At the start don't get too close to the skinny Kenyans, and get into the kerb and let them all go. I have been told it will be a similar experience to running back wards with all these straining skinny people shooting past.

Then enjoy the Portway and try not to laugh at the caualties stretched out on Redcliffe roundabout covered in space blankets having Lucozade Sport poured into their mouths because they went too quick too early.

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